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Seminar report: Vaccine Hesitancy – why do some people not vaccinate?

Posted on 9 July 2018

Read a report and access the recording from the 107th Global Health Histories seminar on vaccine hesitancy

On Tuesday 3rd July Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York) and Victoria Turner (CGHH Associate & Public Health Specialty Registrar, Associate Clinical Fellow, Department of Health Sciences, University of York) were at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen for the 107th Global Health Histories Seminar ‘Cultural contexts of health: vaccine hesitancy - Why do some people not vaccinate?’

Access the event recording via CGHH’s YouTube channel.

In this seminar two international experts, Heidi Larson (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Robb Butler (WHO Regional Office for Europe), explored the historical, environmental, cultural and social contexts of vaccine hesitancy and consider its impact on immunization programmes today.

You can read Victoria Turner’s detailed seminar report via the CGHH blog.

To find out more about the WHO Global Health Histories series see the GHH Project Page.